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Post by Tim Leech » Thu Sep 29, 2011 5:22 pm

Ive got more headlamps than Citroen, please take one! :lol:
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
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Post by mat_fenwick » Thu Sep 29, 2011 5:26 pm

I'm 99% sure I have (at least) a pair of usable headlamps so assuming they're not all LH you can take one next time you're up here. Same with strut tops.
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Post by Dollywobbler » Thu Sep 29, 2011 5:26 pm

Thanks Tim! I'll have to plan a trip over to see you regarding doors/interior/headlamps! Just about to undergo some major house renovation though, so probably not imminently as I've nowhere to put anything.

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1963 VW BEETLE 1200 KGJ413A
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1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Post by Tim Leech » Thu Sep 29, 2011 5:34 pm

Thats fine Ian as the DTR is still away being spannered, nearer christmas would be better, happy to post you a lamp if you cover the postage.

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1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
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1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
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Post by NeilGP » Thu Sep 29, 2011 6:27 pm

I would advise that you check the rubber around the strut top. These can perish and have been known to allow th strut to come through the bonnet.

AEP used to sell the strut tops on their own, but expensive at GBP80
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Post by Dollywobbler » Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:47 pm

Thanks folks. Hopefully the ever-capable Mr Fenwick can sort me out.

In the meantime, after a successful leak-free test drive, I decided to drop the oil and change the filter. Promptly dropped the sump plug washer in the oil pan. I think I'll just buy some new ones! I usually just anneal them.

Quick query on height correctors. The front seems a little low at the moment and while it raises nicely to full height, it doesn't seem to want to move to the intermediate setting at all. Back end behaves itself. Do they need lubing up?

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Post by Defender110 » Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:15 pm

NeilGP wrote:I would advise that you check the rubber around the strut top. These can perish and have been known to allow th strut to come through the bonnet.
I thought this was only possible on the Xantia?
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Post by NeilGP » Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:54 pm

No my Mk1 BX failed an MOT on this and when I took the strut off, found the crack around the rubber and how lose it was.
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
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1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
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Post by Tim Leech » Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:13 pm

NeilGP wrote:No my Mk1 BX failed an MOT on this and when I took the strut off, found the crack around the rubber and how lose it was.
Something else to check, I too also thought it was Xantia/XM only, cheers Neil.
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1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
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Post by Dollywobbler » Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:50 pm

Oil and filter change completed. Glad to see that for the first time since I collected this car, there's as much coolant in it as there was the last time I checked! Found one of the fir tree clips, so inner wing cover is back on.

Quite tempted to use the BX for a trip to The Midlands tomorrow (though it is for the 2CV club AGM!) but the accumulator sphere is clearly completely flat. Maybe it wouldn't be very fair on the pump.

I'll definitely use the BX on Tuesday for a visit to Mr Fenwick, but I know he's got a spare sphere, so hope to change that for the trip home (have I told you about that yet Mr F?!)

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1963 VW BEETLE 1200 KGJ413A
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Post by Tim Leech » Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:56 pm

Ian

Where in the midlands are you, just wondering about headlamps if you are near me?

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1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
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Post by Dollywobbler » Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:00 pm

Hatton near Warwick Tim. Mat has managed to find a RH headlamp for me though. The wobbly one fitted at the moment seems to be holding!

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1963 VW BEETLE 1200 KGJ413A
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 70

Post by Tim Leech » Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:11 pm

Ok bud, no worries. Ive got plenty so will keep some back for you
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Post by messerschmitt owner » Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:39 pm

Dollywobbler wrote:Hatton near Warwick Tim. Mat has managed to find a RH headlamp for me though. The wobbly one fitted at the moment seems to be holding!
at the country world?
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Post by Dollywobbler » Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:11 pm

Nope. Village hall. There will be lots of 2CVs!